One of the nation’s weakest Democratic parties says it’s getting stronger, in part because of new caucuses representing business, youth, women, veterans, Latinos, Mormons and LGBTA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender). On Friday, the party begins a nine-city string of caucus meetings that run through July 27.
“The Idaho Democratic Party is growing and these caucuses are bringing new energy,” says a state party news release which invites people to attend and join local caucuses.
Starting Friday at 5 p.m. at the University of Idaho, caucus meetings will be held in Moscow, Coeur d’Alene, Plummer, Lewiston, Twin Falls, Hailey, Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Boise.
Activist training sponsored by the state party and Idaho Democratic Women’s Caucus will be held at five of the sites: Coeur d’Alene, Plummer, Hailey, Pocatello and Boise.
Idaho Democrats hold 20 of 105 seats in the Legislature, none of the seven statewide constitutional offices and none of the state’s four seats in Congress. In 2014, all 105 legislative seats will be contested; along with all the constitutional offices, including governor; both U.S. House seats and the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Jim Risch.
The party’s news release follows. For more information: 336-1815.
Idaho Democratic Caucuses Traveling Idaho
Meet and join the Idaho Democratic Caucuses in a city near you! The Idaho Democratic Party is growing and these caucuses are bringing new energy. The IDP is on the road for the next 1½ weeks, traveling Idaho to meet and welcome supporters and introduce the caucuses. Some locations also include training for grassroots activists (* indicates activist training), sponsored by the Idaho Democratic Women’s Caucus and the IDP.
Dates and locations are as follows:
- Moscow at 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, July 12; Rm. 103 at the U of I Menard Law Bldg.
- *Coeur d’Alene from 1-5 p.m., Sat., July 13; the Union Hall on 1124 Sherman Blvd.
- * Plummer, 1-5 p.m., Sunday, July 14; Wellness Center on 1115 A Street.
- Lewiston, 5-6 p.m., Monday, July 15; Labor Hall on 1618 Idaho St.
- Twin Falls, 5-6 p.m., Wed., July 17; IBEW office on 1525 Addison Ave E Ste. C12.
- * Hailey, 5-9 p.m., Thursday, July 18; Community Campus on 1050 Fox Acres Rd.
- Idaho Falls, 5-6 p.m., Fri., July 19; County Commission Office; 605 N Capital Ave #102
- *Pocatello, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Saturday, July 20; BCD Office on 355 Yellowstone Ave.
- *Boise, Time TBA, Sat., July 27; Ada Cty Library-Victory Branch on 10664 Victory Rd.
Idaho Democratic party welcomes a diverse and exciting blend. To better represent these unique communities and better engage them in Idaho politics, several Idaho Democratic Caucuses have formed: Latino, Women, Veteran’s, LDS, LGBTA, Business and the Idaho Young Democrats.